Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
This happens to be my favorite movie ever.
I remember a few years ago, on a cold Saturday during my second year of University, Con Air was on BBC1. All of my friends had gone out drinking so I thought to myself “hey, what better way to spend a Saturday evening than in the company of Messrs Cage, Cusack and Malkovich?”. A few nights later I was flicking through the TV when, lo and behold, I saw that Con Air was on again, though this time it had been demoted to BBC3. With nothing better to do, I decided to tune…
A over the top action flick with awesome one liners.
Travel with me back in time to an era called the 90's when no one was sophisticated so it felt fine to enjoy this piece of Hollywood junk food. I actually came to watch Dave Chapelle and I stayed because of Steve Buschemi... naturally.
Erstmals die Unrated-Fassung besichtigt. Naja, was soll ich sagen als ich jünger war gefiel mir der Film besser. Die Action ist zwar nett inszeniert, aber irgendwie ist der Film belanglos. Zusätzliche Facetten gibt es eigentlich nur durch die Lovestory hinter der Geschichte.
This happens to be my favorite movie ever.
My favorite holiday is Ju-ly four-teenth.
I have fond memories of seeing "Con Air" in the cinemas in 1997 and few years later on the VHS. And surprise surprise - it holds up really well.
I mean - its kind of a dumb flick full of 1990s action movie tropes, but that's part of the charm. Most importantly - this "Die Hard" on a prison plane is fast paced & fun entertainment with just the right balance between plot, characters, action and comedy. Plus - it has a killer cast: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney, Ving Rhames, Dave Chappelle, Rachel Ticotin, Danny Trejo and frigging Steve Buscemi. And they all seem to enjoy themselves.
The cheesy one-liners like "put the Bunny back in the…
Connection to previous movie - Ving Rhames
Sure, it's ridiculous, but it's so much fun. Great cast as well.
So incredibly stupid that it's kind of a blast. Nic Cage brings his hick-est southern accent, and the rest of the film's cast is at a level of campiness that is hard to stomach at first, and then becomes kind kind of hard not to like. Simon West is basically Michael Bay-lite.
The plot is a mishmash of action, comedy, and a "dirty dozen" vibe, with a terribly stupid script with dumb lines throughout. Yet it has a strange charm that I can't quite put my finger on. Malkovich and Cusack look strange being in such schlock, but they are both game for the dumbness. Buscemi has a neat cameo. It's beyond preposterous, but it's much fun.
The second instalment in the holy trinity of Nicolas Cage action films. Although not the most ridiculous (Face/Off takes that crown), Con Air definitely displays some of the finest action dialogue and characters known to man. Some of the set pieces are so over the top that you can't help becoming engrossed in them (a prime example would be Cage spouting the inspiring sentiment of "let's do this" before sprinting slow-motion into an airfield full of explosions and flying bullets, accompanied by a rousing electric guitar-led action soundtrack masterpiece).
It would've been nice to have seen more from Steve Buscemi's Garland Greene, especially after such an incredible character introduction. But nevertheless, the amazingly named Cyrus 'the Virus' does a grand…
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- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…